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Wednesday, 23 April 2003

Moveable Type, TypePad and FOAF

Ben Hammersley writes at the Guardian list of Six Apart's new hosted service, TypePad, that will incorporate FOAF amongst other things. Six Apart also announced investment by Neoteny (Joi Ito's company) and the employment of Anil Dash.

Ben's RDFWeb-dev email has more details:

[TypePad is] going to produce FOAF automatically for every user, and detect the link rel to the FOAF file of anyone who you put in your blogroll...I saw it on Monday, it's very very very sweet.

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Anil Dash has some commentary on the deal here:

http://www.dashes.com/anil/index.php?archives/005934.php

Posted by: Darren on April 23, 2003 04:43 PM

Ta, Darren.

Posted by: Dan Hon on April 23, 2003 04:45 PM

OK, I'll byte: what the heck is "FOAF"?

C

Posted by: Charlie Lindahl on April 25, 2003 01:31 AM

There's quite a lot on FOAF here [rdfweb], but basically it's a way to represent social networks in a way that computers can understand: Friend-of-a-friend (hence the name).

Posted by: Dan Hon on April 25, 2003 02:57 PM

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